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perspectoff
August 31st, 2013, 06:22 PM
Saw a guy on the bus (!) yesterday wearing this T-shirt. I want one!

Introducing the Floppy Diskette:
*Nearly Limitless 80 kilobytes of Storage
*State-of-The-Art Cardboard Enclosure
*Iron Oxide Coating
*Read-Only Storage
*Only Eight Inches!
Never Use a Punchcard Again!

Punch cards... heh heh. I remember filling in circles on cards with a pencil! I was about 5 or 6 years old then, I think. Child labour laws hadn't yet been introduced for the computing industry.

Wait a minute...!
I think there still aren't any (hence the Google Summer of Code) !

Graphic: http://sale.images.woot.com/1971-Floppy_Diskette2wwDetail.png

Shirt: http://shirt.woot.com/offers/1971-floppy-diskette

PS I have nothing to do with the graphic or the shirt, so please don't flame me for spam. I only saw and liked the shirt!

zero2xiii
August 31st, 2013, 06:58 PM
Hay,

Your link are non functional.

Lol

papibe
August 31st, 2013, 07:11 PM
Thread moved to The Cafe.

rai_shu2
August 31st, 2013, 07:27 PM
How about a link that actually works (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk)?

perspectoff
August 31st, 2013, 09:24 PM
Sorry. Fixed. See above.

CharlesA
September 1st, 2013, 07:18 AM
That is an epic shirt. woot.com ftw!

lisati
September 1st, 2013, 07:43 AM
<aside>
When I started work in the 1980s, the 8" disks were rare beasts. I think I've only seen one desktop computer that used one, ever, but I could be mistaken. The only other time I recall seeing them was in some aging cluster controllers for the terminals at work.
</aside>

coldraven
September 1st, 2013, 08:30 AM
The shirt I want said "I like quite heavy music".